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Address: 923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 13032783557
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint...

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range.

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So many things invented in Golden, who knew?

This was a small interesting museum. Who know"longs" wereinvented here, and Jolly Rancher candy. I enjoyed the exhibits, although it seemed as though Coors had more than its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Miriahm D
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was a small interesting museum. Who know"longs" wereinvented here, and Jolly Rancher candy. I enjoyed the exhibits, although it seemed as though Coors had more than its share of the space. I especially appreciated the furry covered piano,that would have survived very intact if some ill advised person hadn't tried to clean it up using water! There is even... More 

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Santa Maria, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Golden is a small town few minutes from downtown Denver. It is cut by a river of clear transparent water. We've been there in the summer and lots of boys, girls and entire families went down the river using tire cameras. It sounds and feels a lot like a golden childhood.

Thank Cesar R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is small, but it is interesting. I didn't realize that Kongs were invented in the Golden area. There are some interesting pianos. Also, if you ever wondered about the "M" on the mountain, you will learn about it here.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stop by and learn more about the territorial Capitol of Colorado in Golden. Golden lost by only one vote on becoming the state Capitol of Colorado. The History Center has the museum located near Clear Creek in downtown Golden. It has special shows and historic exhibits. The Astor House (one of the oldest stone buildings in Golden) and the Clear... More 

Thank Travelgnome
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There were so many exhibits. Each room had different themes and it was very interesting. Easy to get up close to the exhibits.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you want to experience some of Golden's History, this is the place to visit along with the Astor House & Clear Creek History Park. Basically you tour the places on your own. The Astor House would be better if they had a tour to explain their displays. The History Park needs more signage about the buildings.

Thank Kris N
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enjoyed my visit although it's not big. Particularly liked the Coors advertisement signs and all the Coors memorabilia. The old pianos were interesting too. Gift shop could be better, not terribly inspiring.

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small but nice history center. Well worth the $3 admission charge. There are several video documentarys airing the center - including one of the the development of the alumimun beer can by Coors. Allow 30-60 minutes to see the exhibits.

Thank Jim H
Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver - the historic capital of Colorado & has to be on everyone's bucket list. It may be small but it is beautiful - calm & relaxing. Visit on the day of the farmers market which just adds to the outdoor experience.

Thank PhilLDarwen
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good introduction to life in Golden before and now. Nice staff and interesting artifacts related to innovation in the Golden area

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